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Authentication of Anycast Communication

  • Mohamed Al-Ibrahim
  • Anton Cerny
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2776)

Abstract

Anycast is a communication mode in which the same address is assigned to a group of servers and a request sent for a service is routed to the “best” server. The measure of best could be the number of hops, available bandwidth, load of the server, or any other measure. With this scenario, any host could advertise itself as anycast server in order to launch denial-of-service attack or provide false information. In this paper, we solve this problem by proposing an authentication scheme for anycast communication.

Keywords

Anycast authentication proxy signature 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Al-Ibrahim
    • 1
  • Anton Cerny
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Computing, Computing DepartmentMacquaire UniversitySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceKuwait UniversitySafatKuwait

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